Serious injury crash on Hiram Lithia Springs Road

Detail of Cobb County Police Department STEP Unit vehicle in article about fatal accident on I-75

An eight-months-pregnant woman was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital as a precaution after a crash yesterday on Hiram Lithia Springs Road.

The accident took place Friday at 8:43 a.m., south of Brownsville Road, and is being investigated by the Cobb police Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Unit.

The public information release from Officer Sydney Melton of the Cobb County Police Department described the collision as follows:

A silver 2007 Ford Escape was traveling south on Hiram Lithia Springs Road, south of Brownsville Road. The Escape failed to maintain its lane and struck the western concrete curb at the intersection with the private drive to 4630 Hiram Lithia Springs Road. The driver corrected the path of travel to the left and then back to the right. The vehicle began rotating, left the edge of the roadway, and began to roll. While the Escape was rolling, it struck a sign and an unoccupied parked vehicle in the parking lot of 4640 Hiram Lithia Springs Road.


The driver of the Escape was identified as 31-year-old Kayla Chenee Delay of Powder Springs. Ms. Delay is eight months pregnant. She was transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and for concern for the health of her unborn child.

The accident is still under investigation. If you have more information the police department asks that you phone them at 770-499-3987.

The STEP Unit

The STEP Unit, which investigates serious or fatal traffic crashes, is one of the Cobb County Police Department’s Special Operations units, and is described on the web page of the Cobb County Police Department as follows:

“The Selective Traffic Enforcement Unit is responsible for investigating all fatal traffic crashes, enforcement of traffic laws in those areas which analysis indicates an elevated amount of crashes. They are also responsible for the administration and execution of the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program. They also take part in special security details, and investigate crashes involving Department vehicles when requested.”